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Ruan Orchid

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14 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 400661
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous little place serving tasty, oriental Thai cuisine. It's not salty or full of greasy fats it's pure flavours and textures perfectly put together creating amazing tasty dishes. Service is impeccable and atmosphere is cosy and impressive.

Thank Rachbbbb
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant in gorgeous old building with beams and spiral staircase to first floor. Food was excellent, really fresh and perfectly cooked. Can highly recommend the tamarind prawns. Excellent menu choices, very varied and definitely not your run of the mill Thai.

Thank Gill B
Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a spot of xmas shopping on Saturday and decided to grab a bite to eat before we got the train home, having visited here on probably a dozen occasions before we new it would a safe bet, brilliant as usual great hot tasty food, great customer service, good value for money, no complaints

Thank curtyboi89
Chester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an impromptu visit and have wanted to try for ages as we love Thai food. We had the early menu which was great value. The restaurant did fill up quickly and was surprised it was so busy for a Wednesday night. All dishes were extremely well presented and delicious. I highly recommend the Pad Thai and Massaman. Both dishes... More 

Thank Ash W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit,just as good as first.service first class, good choice on the menu.The restaurant isn't very big so on busy days would advise booking. The restaurant is on two floors, second floor up a spiral staircase,so could be difficult if you had mobility issues.

Thank Alison296
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having returned from a holiday in Thailand recently, it was lovely to find a Thai restaurant on our trip to Chester. The meal was delicious and a lovely reminder of a great holiday.

Thank tillykm
Chester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my partners birthday here in October and it was fantastic as usual. The food is lovely and the way the dishes are decorated with is superb. We saw how popular it was when many people tried to come into get tables and had go away and come back. Staff very friendly too

Thank Francescaj1985
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for years and popped in by chance. The food here is soooo tasty. Full of flavour - better than the sister restaurant in city road. Staff friendly and great food. Not cheap but worth it!

Thank Phill H
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I popped into town with my wife and we fancied something to eat. I've been to the Ruan Orchid a few times but never eaten their Early Bird menu. Have to say, fantastic value. I was full after a Sweet And Sour Hot Soup and a Thai Curry. We're not spoiled for choice in Chester for Thai restaurants, but that... More 

Thank Mark-H-Reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went and ate of the early bird menu, there is lots to choose from i had the crab fish cakes to start there were nice, the rest had satay chicken skewers which they all enjoyed. For mains the others all had thai red or green curry i had the noodle soup with beef the beef was extremely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?